A lot of speculation has circulated about who was most responsible for ousting Tucker Carlson from Fox News, but a noted RINO’s name has come up more than others.

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Fox News’ ouster of its most popular host, Tucker Carlson, has drawn renewed attention to one of his detractors, the self-proclaimed “Never Again Trumper” and former Republican House Speaker, Paul Ryan, who sits on the Fox Corporation’s Board of Directors.

Many conservatives who were outraged at Carlson’s sudden and forced exit from Fox News — unbeknownst to him, his last show was Friday, April 21, and he was denied a chance to say farewell to his loyal viewers — and some are blaming Ryan for it, at least in part.

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In a legal document outlining Dominion Voting Systems defamation suit against Fox News, Ryan is revealed to have called Trump’s claims that the 2020 was stolen “a farce” and said the election and its aftermath “is a huge inflection point to keep Trump down and move on for the future of the conservative movement.”

Ryan, a former Congressman from Wisconsin and Mitt Romney’s running mate in the 2012 presidential race, has made no secret of his aversion to Trump’s and Carlson’s brand of conservatism. His hostility to Trump is so great that he even vowed not to attend the Republican nominating convention in 2024, hosted by his state’s most famous city, Milwaukee, if Trump is the party’s nominee.

Such pettiness is counter to Ryan’s own professed “brand” as a proponent of “civility” in politics.

In various pages of the Dominion Voting Systems v. Fox News Network lawsuit, recently settled by Fox for $787 million, Ryan is mentioned making critical remarks about Trump’s election-theft claims.

As reported Monday by independent conservative journalist Kyle Becker, citing the Dominion v. Fox lawsuit: “On December 6 , 2020, Paul Ryan texted Rupert and Lachlan [Murdoch], telling them, we are entering a truly bizarre phase of this where [Trump] has actually convinced himself of this farce and will do more bizarre things to delegitimize the election,” the legal document states. “I see this as a key inflection point for Fox, where the right thing and the smart business thing to do line up nicely.”

Writes Becker: “Thus, we can see the obvious implication that as an ‘inflection point’ for Fox News, the ‘smart business thing’ would be to move on from Donald Trump. This was reinforced with more explicit statements.”

In another section of the legal document reported by Becker, Ryan specifically is cited as saying, “this is a huge inflection point to keep Trump down and move on for the future of the conservative movement.”

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